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The Burnham-On-Sea area got its first taste of winter this week and our readers captured these wonderful local scenes. Temperatures dipped to -3°C, creating a ground frost and low-lying mist on Friday morning, as pictured here. Jon Bussey sent us these scenes of Apex Park shrouded in mist during his dog walk, while Nathan Aylett […]

People at very high risk from coronavirus, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over 70s in the queue to receive a vaccine. The provisional vaccine priority list published by Public Health England has placed people aged 18 or older who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable […]

The University of Surrey will reduce its entry requirements by one grade for most undergraduate courses starting next year in recognition of the disruption to education caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grade requirements will be lowered to help “relieve the pressure and anxiety” faced by young people who will have seen their learning affected by […]

More than 2.5 million at-risk people in England will be offered a free supply of vitamin D by the Government, officials have said. Care homes in England will automatically receive supplies of the supplement for their residents in plans announced on Saturday. People on the clinically extremely vulnerable list will be offered the chance to […]

Ambitious rapid coronavirus testing plans for England threaten to become a distraction from other key goals such as the roll-out of a vaccine, prominent health officials have warned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the fast mass community testing systems conducted in Liverpool – which gave results in around 20 minutes without the need for […]

Every hospital in England could be overwhelmed with coronavirus cases if new tier restrictions are not introduced, Michael Gove has warned, as he seeks to quell a Tory backbench rebellion over the measures. The Cabinet Office Minister, writing in The Times, urged MPs to “take responsibility for difficult decisions” to curb the spread of Covid-19, […]

New reminders about are social distancing are being installed on pavements and in parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge ahead of the lockdown ending on Wednesday. Amid concern from local public health leaders that there may be a spike in Covid cases when the lockdown ends and we enter Tier 2, the team from Sedgemoor District […]

Part of Burnham-On-Sea’s Marine Cove gardens are being upgraded and a plaque is to be unveiled in memory of former Burnham and Highbridge Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE. Neville, pictured with his late wife Margot, was a four-time Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 94. […]

Five Burnham-On-Sea women have raised over £4,000 by holding a fundraising sleep out to highlight youth homelessness in the region. Sian Vowles, Kelz Windsor, Samantha Parr, Beccy Bryant and Dawn Morley have slept outside in their gardens to raise awareness. “We have raised nearly £4,000 with more donations coming in and have all been overwhelmed […]

Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers have received a welcome financial boost from a Highbridge company. Bakkavor Desserts has donated £500 and lots of its delicious cakes to Secret World Wildlife Rescue, which is based in East Huntspill. Despite the challenge and impact of Covid-19, the team at Bakkavor Desserts have been working hard to raise funds to […]

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